Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored material that are bonded to the front of teeth. They can be used to fix uneven teeth, change the alignment or shape of teeth, repair decay and staining, hide gaps between teeth, and improve smile aesthetics.
Most people can benefit from porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are made from porcelain (a type of ceramic) that's molded to comfortably fit over your natural tooth surface. The material is strong enough to withstand biting forces without chipping or cracking but thin enough, so it doesn't interfere with chewing ability.
Veneers are made from dental porcelain.
After you have been examined by your dentist and determined to be a candidate for porcelain veneers, they will take impressions of your teeth. The impressions are created in our onsite laboratory where they are made into dental porcelain that is then sent back to the dentist. Our onsite laboratory is unique in that most dental offices must send the impressions off to be made, which extends the time it takes for you to achieve your perfect smile!
You will not feel any pain during the veneer application process.
You will not feel any pain during or after the procedure, because no anesthesia or injections are needed. You will also not need to take any other treatment and can resume your normal activities right away.
After the veneers have been prepared, you'll return to your cosmetic dentist for placement. The dentist will place the veneers on your teeth, shaping and polishing them until they are smooth and comfortable. He or she will then use a special light to check that they're bonded correctly.
The procedure can be done in one day.
The procedure takes about two hours per arch, depending on how many arch areas you have. Each tooth is prepared individually, and the process is done in stages so that we can control the amount of adjustment needed for each tooth. As we mentioned earlier, our onsite lab expedites the process in comparison to other dental offices.
Porcelain veneers are very effective at improving the appearance of your smile. They are often a key component to a smile makeover and have beautiful, natural results that last a very long time.
About Belle Meade Dental
Belle Meade Family Dental serves patients in Flowood, Brandon and the surrounding areas of Rankin County. We offer same-day crowns, cosmetic and restorative procedures, cleaning and prevention services, dental implants, and tooth extraction. At Belle Meade Family Dental, we aim to provide the ultimate patient experience with the highest level of quality care.